?? Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham Final Prediction
?? (4) Petra Kvitova vs. ?? Magdalena Rybarikova
Kvitova is the obvious pick here. Kvitova’s record in finals says it all, a 24-7 W/L record, clearly she thrives on the big stage and has already won 4 titles this year from 4 attempts. Conversely, Rybarikova has limited experience in finals having only won 4 WTA titles, her most recent triumph was back in 2013.
Kvitova’s extreme firepower is going to cause Rybarikova all kinds of problems. Rybarikova will not be allowed to play her game because Kvitova on grass is always a first strike tennis battle, not Rybarikova’s game. Kvitova is in outstanding form and there is no reason to suggest her level will drop for this final. Kvitova is simply a class above.